Sad, but true
For 22 percent of N.H. Meals on Wheels recipients, the delivery driver is "the only human contact in their life from week to week."
— Politifact New Hampshire on Friday, June 9th, 2017
Wall estimate: $21B, newest carrier is $13B
The estimated price of President Trump’s border wall is the same as the cost of "one and a half aircraft carriers."
— Politifact California on Friday, April 28th, 2017
Only a tiny sliver goes to foreign governments
"Most U.S. foreign assistance ... is given to U.S. companies and nonprofits in the form of contracts and grants."
— Politifact Global News Service on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
Survey says .. he's right!
"Surveys show that many of our citizens think we devote a full quarter or even a third of our federal budget to foreign aid."
— Politifact Global News Service on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
"50% of Hispanic students count on Pell Grants to pay for college."
— Politifact Texas on Monday, August 15th, 2016
By 3 percent
The National Park Service has "an annual budget that is less than the city of Austin."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, June 24th, 2016
A pretty small slice of the pie
Foreign aid "is less than 1 percent of our federal budget."
— Politifact National on Friday, March 11th, 2016
He sure did
Says Marco Rubio "knows full well I voted for his amendment to increase military spending to $697 billion."
— Politifact National on Friday, January 15th, 2016
Several polls on point
"60 percent of all Americans do not want to see Planned Parenthood defunded."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
A matter of the federal budget process
"There’s no money" for Planned Parenthood in the bill that would keep the government open.
— Politifact National on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
Money was slated for U.S. Botanic Garden repairs
Says David Jolly refused "to cut spending for a national greenhouse in D.C."
— Politifact Florida on Monday, July 27th, 2015
Around 1 in 3 Texas children
"One out of five of our children live in a family that’s on food stamps."
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
Projections show debt gradually rising
Under current conditions, by 2023, the interest payments on the national debt will be $722 billion, larger than the projected defense spending of $696 billion.
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, March 27th, 2015
By that measure, yes
Six of the nation’s 10 wealthiest counties, "according to median income, are in and around the Washington, D.C. area."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, March 2nd, 2015
Until someone blinks?
The Department of Homeland Security is "the only federal department not funded for this entire fiscal year" by Congress.
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
Cuts not for the faint of heart
Says Sen. Rand Paul’s 2011 budget "included a big cut in the CDC."
— Politifact PunditFact on Monday, October 27th, 2014
We read the reports so you don't have to
My office sends federal "money back every year."
— Politifact Texas on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
He voted against the bipartisan compromise
Says U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland "voted to keep the shutdown going."
— Politifact Florida on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
It’s half a mountain now
"We cut our deficits by more than half."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, September 5th, 2014
It was costly to the government and the economy
"It cost us more to shut the government down than to keep it open."
— Politifact National on Thursday, August 7th, 2014